Fortune of Few  

Start Zone: Camelot
Start NPC:Trainer
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  The Craft of Retribution
  Barbaric Tales
  Feast of the Decadent (level 43)
  Traveler's Way -- Dwarf Raid
Related Zones:
  Salisbury Plains
Min Level:11
Max Level:16
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:No
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Related NPCs:
  Dougal Heathis
  Master Graent
  Sergeant Grum
Last Updated:Thu Sep 14 08:36:07 2006
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

Per Patch 1.37:
Quest: Fortune of Few. Armsmen were receiving a Embossed Crossbow reward for this level 11 quest. For those Armsmen who wish to receive a usable item for their level, please return to Master Graent. You can hand him the Embossed Crossbow and you will receive a Belt of Battle in exchange.

Per patch 1.71:
- Fortune of Few - Master Graent will once again accept crafted war mattocks in addition to the store bought ones.

Characters that were created after Patch Version 1.79 do not receive this Epic quest.

You speak to your trainer and he states that Master Graent is planning on running some training classes, but unfortunately his shipment of weapons that he needed for this did not arrive and he is desparate for weapons to train his students with. If you agree to help him with this, he gives you slightly more than 11 silver to go buy 5 bronze war mauls and take the Master Graent. The amount he gives you equals the cost of the war mauls. Click the item picture, not the name. These are considered Large Weapons, and Ethan Farley in Camelot sells them (hut in the middle of hut # 55 ( map in Official Strategy Guide) with the blue and white striped roof ( right in front of you as you pass by the Old folks named Pritchard ( they used to OR still give free /level armor) Purchase these and take to Master Graent

After you do this, he states that you are trustworthy and, since he is now not going to have to cancel his classes today, he needs your help again. He needs you to run to the bridge by Salisbury Plains (southeast of Prydwen Keep) and take a food shipment to Sergeant Grum, because he has not received his shipment. He can be found south of the bridge patrolling the area, and doesn't stop long to be disturbed. You give him the food shipment and he thanks you and tells you to return to Master Graent.

When you return to your trainer he again praises your trustworthiness
and, as a token of gratitude, gives you a reward.

Official hint (from Camelot Herald):
  • Players getting the message "Item number not listed" when trying to buy bronze war mattocks need to pick up the mattock icon so it’s on the cursor and then click buy instead of just highlighting the item and clicking buy.

  • Rewards:
    Ring of Clarity -- Friar
    Embossed Crossbow -- Armsman
    Bracer of Deftness -- Scout
    Minor Elemental Insight -- Theurgist
    Belt of Battle

      Ring of Clarity
      Embossed Crossbow
      Bracer of Deftness
      Minor Elemental Insight
      Belt of Battle

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    Master Graent has disappeared
    # Dec 20 2004 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
    37 posts
    Since all the recent new patches and updates there have been a lot of changes in Prydwen Keep. One of these changes is that the Fighter Trainer has disappeared and you now begin training in Cotswald instead. However, the fighter trainer was Master Graent so it now appears impossible to complete this quest! I'm stuck with a backpack full of mattocks and no-one to give them to.
    RE: Master Graent has disappeared
    # Dec 22 2004 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
    37 posts
    Master Graent has now re-appeared.
    He has changed from Fighter Trainer to a merchant and is found along the left hand side of the keep wall after you enter Prydwen.
    It seems strange to have a merchant talk about having trouble finding time to train people... but at least the quest is finishable again.
    Where to find Mattocks
    # Aug 31 2004 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
    I've been away from DAoC for quite some time, and now that I've come back one drastic change I noticed was that pretty much all of the regular merchants I used to know (esp the tailoring merchants) had been compressed down into fewer merchants with "pages" of inventory.

    As of August 31st, 2004, you can find Bronze War Mattocks on Rayn Olwyc in Cotswald, as the first item on page 4 of his inventory.

    I've had difficulty finding many merchant sold items simply because I'd forgotten to check and see if a merchant had more than 1 page of inventory, so hopefully I can save others from making the same mistake.
    # Jul 14 2004 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
    I made the mattocks myself after going to all 4 vendors that supposedly sold them. Graent won't accept them. And the pouch of money given at the beginning, I couldn't sell, but is gone now. Can I get some suggesions, please?
    Quest broken
    # Jun 30 2004 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
    Broken for a Lvl 11 Theurg atm as well
    # Jun 26 2004 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
    Broken for a lvl 17 scout at the moment. hope the jerko's fix it soon
    Master Graent
    # Aug 04 2002 at 12:06 AM Rating: Default
    Master Graent is the Fighter Trainer in Prydwen Keep. Just hand the weapons to him after he you speak to him. Sergeant Grum now stands by the bridge southeast of Prydwen Keep (he no longer patrols the road south with the two other named guards). I believe they changed that a few patches ago. Although I did this quest back when he did walk the road, I was lucky enough to catch him when he was near the bridge. Hope this helps answer most of the questions I see here :)
    # Jul 24 2002 at 7:34 PM Rating: Default
    I did this quest last night as a lvl 11 armsmen and got a +6 str belt.
    # Apr 28 2002 at 3:38 AM Rating: Default
    I'm a lvl 35 scout and i want to do my epic quests...but the scout trainer wont give me this quest.
    I have completed the traveller's way quest.
    Is there any other NPC that gives this quest?
    I need help
    Please answer as soon as possible.
    Thank you
    different item
    # Mar 18 2002 at 9:49 AM Rating: Default
    When I did this quest with my armsman I got a belt of battle instead of a crossbow.
    RE: different item
    # Apr 18 2002 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
    I also got the belt instead of the crossbow. An armsmen cannot use crossbow till 15 so it is probably a mistake.
    Pavidus LVL 11 Armsmen
    what to say to Master Graent
    # Mar 10 2002 at 12:47 PM Rating: Default
    Hi @ all!
    I've got the problem, that i don't know, what to say to Master Graent. When I talk to him, he tells me something about my quest, but I have to give these bronze war mauls to him, or not?
    starting NPC for armsmen
    # Feb 15 2002 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
    I have not been able to find the starting NPC for this quest for the Armsmen. Some places say Prahlion (Adribards retreat), and my trainer does not give this quest. Any ideas?
    # Feb 05 2002 at 8:33 AM Rating: Default
    where is master graent ???
    RE: mast.graent.
    # May 16 2002 at 5:35 AM Rating: Default
    Prydwen Keep
    sad lil friar who cant do his epic :(
    # Jan 11 2002 at 5:18 AM Rating: Default
    im haveing a little problem with this quest, i am a friar and well when i try to buy the weapons im supost to deliver it says the item is not on the list...iv tryed to buy other weapons also it says the same thing is there a bug? please help
    RE: sad lil friar who cant do his epic :(
    # Jan 12 2002 at 4:57 PM Rating: Default
    i had the same problem- when you try to buy the weapon, instead of clicking on the name of the weapon, click on the icon next to the name, then hit the buy button. this worked for me
    Where is Sergant Grum?
    # Jan 11 2002 at 1:53 AM Rating: Default
    I went to the bridge, but there is no Sergent Grum anywhere to be seen. I even waited a days cycle for him, but he didn't appear.
    where can i by the bronze mattocks ?
    # Jan 05 2002 at 9:03 AM Rating: Default
    the weapon merchant in #42 does not have those weapons anymore :( ... does anyone know where to buy them ?
    RE: where can i by the bronze mattocks ?
    # Jan 08 2002 at 12:11 PM Rating: Default
    I found the items in Cotswald.
    RE: where can i by the bronze mattocks ?
    # Jun 24 2002 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
    "Bedamor Routh" is the merchant, stands in the little open building with the other armor & weapon merchants in Cotswold.

    Sergeant Grum stands at the Salisbury Plains side of the bridge by Prydwen Keep, and is a stationary guard.
    Can Clerics get the Quest?
    # Dec 26 2001 at 7:52 PM Rating: Default
    Has a Cleric done this quest? What do they get? Where Do I find my guild master in Camelot? Thanks for the help.
    RE: Can Clerics get the Quest?
    # Jan 12 2002 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
    i would say not all the people who have done this quest are of the defenders guild it their 11th lvl quest. your trainer not guild master is how it should be stated.
    Guess I lucked out
    # Dec 08 2001 at 5:00 AM Rating: Default
    I did this quest w/ my lv11 armsman. I didn't get the crossbow, but the belt of battle instead. It's a lv12 magic item +4 Str +3% slashing resist. Might be a little off on the stats.
    RE: Guess I lucked out
    # Dec 22 2001 at 1:38 AM Rating: Default
    BTW, the reward for the armsman changed last patch, if I remember right:)
    # Dec 03 2001 at 3:37 AM Rating: Default
    Theurgists get a Minor Elemental Insight Braclet. Level 12 item (power +1 and Int +3). Good item for such an easy quest.
    # Nov 26 2001 at 4:14 PM Rating: Default
    Fellow Armsman, may as well do it, don't think you can start your epic at 15th until you finish this one. Crossbow sucks, by 16th it's green, but all we use them for is pulling anyway, good enough for that.
    # Nov 21 2001 at 5:51 PM Rating: Default
    I am a Frair, and I liked the reward I got. I think the Armsman gets kinda ripped off on this quest though. If Mythic made this crossbow useable before 15 by the armsman it would make it an awsome item for them.
    # Nov 16 2001 at 7:36 AM Rating: Default
    Okay, anyone have any pointers on where the armsman trainer is near Adribard's Retreat? I looked for a solid hour and can't find him. do scout get it?
    # Nov 14 2001 at 2:46 AM Rating: Default
    How do scout get these quest? My trainer dont really give me it. He just keep asking if I want a quiver of arrows...
    Where is Master Graent?
    # Nov 10 2001 at 12:22 PM Rating: Default
    Where is Master Graent?

    "He needs you to run to the bridge by Salisbury Plains and take a food shipment to Sergeant Grum"

    Where is this bridge?
    RE: Where is Master Graent?
    # Nov 17 2001 at 1:53 AM Rating: Default
    The bridge is southeast of Prydwen Keep, there is a binding stone there.
    # Nov 10 2001 at 1:16 AM Rating: Default
    I got this quest from the Armsman trainer outside of Adribards Retreat. I went to purchase the 5 bronze war mattocks and the two vendors I went to wouldnt let me buy them. Im a 12th Theurgist and it prompted me with the "are you sure you wish to buy this?" I pressed accept and it then said, this Item is not listed. Or something like that, Im guessing this is a bug. I wish I could finish this quest
    RE: Willum
    # Nov 10 2001 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
    I just had the same problem. If you click on the item name, and then click buy it will tell you you the item number is not on the list and you wont buy it. If you click the icon by the name in the store window and then, with the icon on your cursor, click buy you can buy it just fine.
    theurgist got quest
    # Nov 05 2001 at 4:02 AM Rating: Default
    I got this quest with my 11 theurgist from my trainer.
    Got basically the same item as the 6th trainer quest, except that it was a ring instead of a cap.

    +3 int, +1 power
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